A few days ago I shelled out beans for seed.
|A pleasant day to sit in the sun and shell beans. This bucket is of Garden of Eden beans.|
|This bucket is of purple pod beans. There are several varieties of purple pod pole beans on the market but I suspect they are basically the same cultivar and renamed for marketing reasons. These beans out yielded the Garden of Eden beans by a wide margin. I will definitely grow these again.|
|The seeds of the purple pod beans are a pale buff color.|
|Relative yields of the two beans. The one on the left are the purple pod variety, the dish on the right is Garden of Eden.|
|I still think the Garden of Eden beans are beautiful, but the purple pod beans are better at paying their rent.|
|You can see the garden bench in the center of the photo.|
|Looking in another direction.|